Intercourse in Iddah

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Q: Is it haram (prohibited) for spouses to have intercourse during Iddah (waiting period after divorce)?

If it is an Iddah of Talaaq Raj'i (a revocable Talaaq [divorce], one or two), intercourse will be permissible and it will revoke the Talaaq. She will become his wife again and no sin is incurred. If three Talaaqs were issued then intercourse will not be permissible.

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked and approved by: Mufti Siraj Desai